• Short Summary

    Israel has stepped up security precaution around Christian holy places in Jerusalem and Bethlehem as thousands of pilgrims converge on the Holy Land for Christmas celebrations.

  • Description

    Israel has stepped up security precaution around Christian holy places in Jerusalem and Bethlehem as thousands of pilgrims converge on the Holy Land for Christmas celebrations.

    Increased numbers of border police were in evidence in and around Jerusalem and Bethlehem, reinforcing normal police. In the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, traditional site of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, police were even checking the handbags of women visitors.

    At Manger Square in Bethlehem a television camera mounted on the roof of the Church of the Nativity scans the square to check the crowds who gather there.

    There has been no trouble in the area over Christmas during the five years of Israel occupation, except in 1967 when Palestinian guerrillas were blamed for cutting a television cable.

    SYNOPSIS: Increased security precautions are in evidence in Bethlehem as thousands of pilgrims converge on the Holy Land for the Christmas season. Police in Manger Square supplement their precautions by use of closed circuit television camera mounted on the roof of the Church of the Nativity.

    Israeli authorities increased the number of border police in and around Jerusalem and Bethlehem to protect pilgrims from possible attack by Palestinian guerrillas.

    In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem - the traditional site of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ police check parcels and even the handbags of women visitors ... There has been no trouble in the area around Jerusalem and Bethlehem during the five years of Israeli occupation, except in 1967 when Palestinian guerrillas were blamed for cutting a television cable.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE0IPZH0JC8TKY473FKB08GH09
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0IPZH0JC8TKY473FKB08GH09
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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